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Features Health & Wellness

At the upcoming July 26 Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Preventive Health for women, men and children (including immunizations and checkups).

Preventive care is the most important step you can take to manage your health, because many of the top risk factors leading to illness and premature death are preventable.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Alex Borun who specializes in Family Practice. Family Practice is the branch of medicine concerning the total health care of the person and the family. A family physician has the skills and knowledge to provide care and health maintenance education for all ages and is trained to diagnose and treat each member of the family.


Donation made to MedWest-Harris' mammography department

A beautiful quilt, featuring swirls of pink fabric squares was created by a Sylva woman for the Med- West-Harris mammography department located at Harris Medical Park.

It took Carmen Huber 280 hours, or about four months, to complete the twin-size quilt that is now a wall hanging. The quilt is now displayed in the entrance hall of the mammography department, now located at the Harris Medical Park.


Amanda Ammons Phillips of Franklin received the National Student Honor Award presented by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

The award encourages and supports individuals interested in laboratory professions. Awarded annually to students in their final clinical year of study, it is based on academic achievement, leadership ability, community activities, professional goals and endorsements from faculty and community leaders.

ASCP awards are among the most highly sought-after in the industry, according to Andrea Kennedy, left, SCC medical laboratory technology and phlebotomy program director, and Dale Hall, right, SCC MLT instructor.


Black Mountain Home for Children will hold its annual Alumni Picnic and Reunion on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus at 80 Lake Eden Road in Black Mountain. Attendees can reconnect with friends, see how the Home has changed in recent years and enjoy flipping through photos that date back to the early 1900s when the Home was founded.

New this year will be the unveiling of the Alumni Wall of Fame. Each summer two alumni nominated by their peers will be recognized for their accomplishments. Honorees for 2011 will be announced at the picnic.


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